Shared notes can't be edited (with Notes application)

Dear All,

I am having problems with sharing notes. Here is what I am trying to do:

  • User A creates a note with Notes application, then shares the text file that got created with User B
  • User B moves the text file into his Notes folder.

Then user B can see the note but if he tries to alter it, the note won’t get saved.

The nextcloud.log says this:

OCP\Lock\LockedException: “Notes/Shopping list.txt” is locked

However if User B edits the note as a text file, that goes well.

Why is this happening?

What I am trying to achieve is to be able to edit shared notes from the mobile phone nextcloud notes app.

Best regards,


PS: I am using the latest Nextcloud 12

I did a recent NextCloudPi install and I noticed the same problem: a shared Note moved to Notes directory but unable to edit further.

Your post is from half a year ago, have you found a solution?

Kind regards,

Edit: I found this issue: It seems it should have been fixed?